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DivX Player for Mac released as beta

updated 11:40 am EST, Tue February 14, 2006

DivX Player for Mac beta

DivX Labs announced its DivX Player for Mac. The Player supports playback of .divx, .mov, .avi, .mp4, and more. Features include a "desktop dimmer" for darkening the desktop behind the video window, a "fade out window when playing" function, full player controls wen in full-screen mode, and more. To run the DivX Player on an Intel-Mac, users must first download and install DivX Player before DivX 6 for Intel-Macs "because installing the DivX Player installs a PowerPC-only version of our DivX Decoder," according to the developer. DivX Player for Mac is a free, beta release.

by MacNN Staff





  1. beverson

    Joined: Dec 1969


    potential benefits?

    Not meant to be antagonistic at all, but what is the benefit of using this player? Right now I have the DiVX plugin for QuickTime player installed, and that seems to work perfectly. Coupled with Flip4Mac's WMV plugin, and I almost never have to leave QuickTime player. I'm sure not everyone loves the QT player, but even after reading the site, I'm not sure what benefit there is to me.

    I guess maybe full screen mode for free? I paid for QT Pro, so I don't need that. But I supposed some would.

  1. eldarkus

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Quicktime is decent for somethings, but I much prefer VLC. VLC handles everything QT does, as well as WMV files (even some WMV that wont play in Win Media Player)

    The obvious benefit is it's free as opposed to QT. I cant speak for this beta, but I like the idea of the darkening of the desktop. VLC has a playlist, as well as a fast forward/rewind (one that acts like a VCR).

    Also, I had some HD 1080 content that took over 2 minutes to load in Quicktime. VLC started it in under 10 seconds.

    So QT is nice software, it's by no meanss the perfect player.

  1. sessamoid

    Joined: Dec 1969


    windows version

    Hopefully, it's not like the windows version, which has historically been bundled with spyware which automatically gets installed with the player.

  1. Ilgaz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not to sound paranoid but

    If you can't live with that player, don't grant it net access.

    Yes, I was using Windows old days ;)

  1. Ilgaz

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0 ?

    OK- I don't mean anything by that but a user on their download page comments reports there is "" in the application package.

    Again: I don't mean anything. Better some Mac security/system expert review this and report to macnn.

  1. divxguy

    Joined: Dec 1969


    no adware

    sessamoid: No DivX products contain adware anymore, and haven't for some time. The Mac version never contained adware and never will.

  1. Ilgaz

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Now they don't of course

    Nobody dares to distribute adware because "Joe Public" finally learned what spyware is and Microsoft giant offers a free anti spyware to their entire customerbase.

    What companies did in 2000-2001 era matters most to me.

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